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It’s a rich year for 20th-century music at the Proms

CHRIS CHRISTODOULOU

The Proms

London and beyond, 13th July to 8th September

It’s a rich year for 20th-century music at the Proms with Bernstein, Debussy and Parry all featuring. Highlights are legion, including pianist Paul Lewis (who plays Beethoven’s much-loved “Emperor” Concerto) and award-winning cellist Alisa Weilerstein, performing Shostakovich’s First Concerto. There are Debussy tributes from Glyndebourne, who bring Pelléas et Mélisande, as well as Mark Elder and the Halle Orchestra who perform the sumptuous cantata La Damoiselle élue. But most exciting is an all-Beethoven…

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